History, Research

D-Day, the Sixth of June, 1944, Remembered

This is Peter, the audio-video/adult services Librarian. We are remembering the 76th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy. I’d like to draw attention to the many digital items on this subject available for immediate download from the Library. These include documentaries, movies, e-audiobooks, e-books, and even music. Please check out some of these excellent resources on one of the greatest days in world history, from our digital services Kanopy and Hoopla. Clicking on the highlighted links will bring you directly to the downloads for each title.

DOCUMENTARIES:

Eagles of Mercy: Two American 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles) medics caught in a church in Normandy during the opening hours of D-Day treat wounded soldiers and civilians as the battle rages outside. https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/eagles-mercy

D-Day: The Price of Freedom: Five D-Day veterans return to Normandy and revisit the locations where they landed on June 6, 1944. https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/d-day-price-freedom

D-Day: The definitive 1962 film study of the invasion, from the initial decision of where and when to invade, to massive preparations and the invasion itself. https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11059099

D-Day: The American Way: “A tribute to the bravery of those Americans who gave their all on D-Day.” https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11462925

D-Day: The Untold Stories: This History Channel special presents the key events of the Normandy invasion and the subsequent battles that captured control of the Normandy coast. https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12417573

D-Day in HD (2 episodes): The History Channel tells the story of D-Day using rare footage rendered in High Definition, combined with commentary by the veterans who lived through it. https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12381712

MOVIES:

D-Day Survivor: The lone survivor of a British paratroop squad dropped off-target on D-Day and wiped out must navigate a perilous journey to safety. https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12441098

D-Day Assassins: A group of rebellious American soldiers are selected to be the first unit to parachute behind German lines during the D-Day invasion. https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12907089

MUSIC:

D-DAY: The Anniversary Album: A hit parade of recordings of popular songs of the day, all by the original artists, including the famous big bands and their star vocalists. https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11180413

e-Audio books:

First, two titles by renowned World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose:

Band of Brothers – the story of E (“Easy”) Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to victory in Europe. The basis of the great HBO series of the same name. https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11634664

D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II : Oral histories bring to life the stories of the men and women who made history. https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11634601

The following titles collect the complete surviving radio broadcasts of the invasion’s progression by the two major American networks:

D-Day: 34 Hours of CBS Coverage https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12879272

D-Day: 38 Hours of NBC Coverage https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12890552

e-BOOKS:

The following link will bring you to the page of available e-books: https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?page=1&q=d-day&scope=EBOOK&type=direct

To sign up for a Kanopy and/or Hoopla account through the Library, you will need to enter the email and password connected to your library card, select your home library of Lindenhurst from a drop-down list, and enter your library card barcode. Click here for your library account. If your card has expired, you may click here for a temporary Library card while the Library is closed. For any other issues that arise, please email the Library at info@lindenhurstlibrary.org for help.

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